The following interview was posted in the Feb. 5 “First Monday” e-newsletter from diakonia. Lynn Harmening-Marlowe is now a candidate for rostered ministry in the Florida-Bahamas Synod. Find out more about diakonia HERE.
- I observed how students change over the two years of classes. It is wonderful to watch a person grow confident in sharing their beliefs. Even a shy person begins to speak up more and volunteer more within their church.
- Another observation is that the discussions become deeper than you could’ve ever imagined. In the small classroom atmosphere, the students become close to one another. This allows the students to feel comfortable while discussing difficult subjects and beliefs.
- The last observation I would like to share is the way these classes challenge you. Your beliefs will be challenged and you will grow through the class subjects and discussions. Throughout this challenge you will become more confident in your beliefs and in your ability to explain why you believe what you believe.